Syrian troops with tanks and helicopters slaughtered more than 150 people in a central village, rights activists said on Friday, prompting the opposition to call for urgent UN intervention.
Pressure mounted on Syrian strongman Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday as Western powers drew up a 10-day sanctions ultimatum.
Russia will host a top opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Wednesday hoping to find common ground with one of the most scathing critics of its refusal to turn against the Damascus regime.
Astana shares the concerns over the situation in North African and Middle Eastern countries: Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan.
International envoy Kofi Annan has arrived in Syria after admitting that his peace plan has so far failed to end nearly 16 months of carnage, as scores more die in the violence-wracked country.
Russia accused the West on Tuesday of seeking to distort an agreement for a political transition in Syria, after international peace envoy Kofi Annan said a ceasefire was imperative.
Exiled opposition groups tried to forge a common vision for a transition in Syria as they met Monday in Cairo as the UN rights chief accused both the regime and opposition of "serious" violations.
The opposition and state media on Sunday both branded an international plan for a transition in strife-torn Syria a failure, as the death toll for a weekend of violence topped 160.
Kazakhstan and Syria have agreed on a plan of evacuation of Kazakhstan citizens in case of unforeseen events.
I don’t see such course of events, I cannot even imagine it, because the situations in these two countries are very different: Fairfax
Nazarbayev said that the UN mandate was exceeded during the military operation in Libya and this scenario should not repeat itself in Syria.
We have to be prepared for everything. That is why we hold trainings: Makarov.
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